Saturday, May 30, 2015

iPad Apps for Math Intervention by Matt Coaty (reposted)

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I'm always looking for technology resources for math intervention.  That's how I happened upon this article about the best iPad apps for Math Intervention by Matt Coaty.  To access the article written by Matt Coaty, click: http://mattcoaty.com/2012/11/17/ipadmathrti/



Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Stop the Summer Slide! Math = Fun!



Over 35 free desktop math games to practice concepts like decimals, division, fractions, multiplication and place value.  Stop the Summer Slide!  Math = Fun.

http://www.frenship.us/Page/6494


Sunday, May 24, 2015

Learned Helplessness - an article from Edutopia

This is definitely an area where I struggle.  We want our kids to have success and sometimes they are hesitant to trust their instincts because they've been wrong in the past.  Using questioning to stimulate and guide students to discover their own answers is the best gift we can give our struggling (and non-struggling) learners.  Here is an awesome article from Eduptopia that describes "learned helplessness".
 


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Explain Everything!!!


One of the most versatile apps I have discovered this year is Explain Everything.  This app can be anything from an interactive whiteboard to a screencasting tool and it's easy to learn for teacher as well as student!  I have made an Explain Everything screencast to introduce you to the Explain Everything app.  (It's posted at  http://www.frenship.us/Page/7628 ).  Included on the web page are additional resources and examples of student-created work.  Hope you enjoy exploring Explain Everything!!!



Monday, May 11, 2015

Puppet Pals

Here is an awesome article called, "Using Puppet Pals as a Stage for Learning" by Sam Patterson, first published in Teacher Cast.